Light shelfwear to edges and boards. DJ protected with mylar and not clipped. Pages tight and clean. Library discard with usual marks and attachments. Pocket removed. 424 pages. HardCover Binding. Year: 1980. ISBN: 0872235904. A fascinating look at Irish-Catholic family life as well as the ultimately inspiring story of a determined woman striving for her identity in a world where traditional values are crumbling. A family saga spanning four generations, this is particularly the story of Helen Mary Manning O'Dell and her struggle to break the stranglehold of her family and her church on her life.